Israeli President Reuven Rivlin made his third official visit to Cyprus on Tuesday, February 12, where he had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades.
The agenda included bilateral relations, the Cyprus issue, energy matters, as well as the tripartite partnerships.
At the end of the meeting, Nicos Anastasiades said that the Israeli President’s visit was an important milestone in relations between Cyprus and Israel, a historic relationship as Cyprus played a role in the establishment of the State of Israel, assisting Israeli refugees to reach Israel through Cyprus.
Nicos Anastasiades praised the upgrading of relations in energy, security and other areas, placing major geostrategic value in the relations with Israel and Greece. On the agenda of the talks, he said that an exchange of views took place on important regional issues, and informed the Israeli President of the Cyprus issue.
At the same time, the President of the Republic of Cyprus noted that he is happy with the upgrading of relations in energy, security and other sectors. “Energy is a strategic pillar of our cooperation”, he said.
“Greater geostrategic value is relations with Israel and Greece”
In turn, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declared his satisfaction for being in Nicosia, praised the excellent cooperation of the two countries in security and economy, while noted that one of the most important energy projects is the development of the gas pipeline. EastMed could be one of the largest underwater projects in the world, the Israeli President concluded/IBNA